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2001 vs. Solaris

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    Posted: March 29 2011 at 20:41
For quite a while, I used to consider 2001 to be the permanent and unshakable pillar of cinema.  However, in recent months, I've been really branching out and experiencing many other great directors, and realized that my original notion may have not been entirely correct.  One of my new favorite films is Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky.  It has many of the things that made me fall in love with 2001, with its gorgeous cinematography and ethereal atmosphere, but it is also quite a bit different too.  2001 reaches to great heights and tells of an epic journey that is both technically and entertainingly superb, while Solaris works on a more interpersonal level, and admittedly, has a humanity that Kubrick's films often lack.  I'll admit, this isn't easy for me, but I think Solaris takes the cake.  Regardless, both are currently in my top five films and will probably remain there for quite a while.

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Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2011 at 20:46
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).
I have that on hold already, so I'm quite looking forward to it.
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They are both great and overrated in their own ways.
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I love Solaris and am indifferent towards 2001.
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2001. Easily one of my all time favourites.
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2001 is pretty much my favorite film ever (one of them at least). I like Solaris too, but I don't even think it's Tarkovsky's best. I like both Stalker and Andrei Rublev more.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 13:36
Originally posted by Noak Noak wrote:

I like Solaris too, but I don't even think it's Tarkovsky's best. I like both Stalker and Andrei Rublev more.
I agree with this and add The Mirror to the list. But 2001 is not my favourite Kubrick either.
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2001. One of my favourite films of all time.
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2001, not the best ever but better than Solaris for me.
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The one with the Monolith.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:37
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).
I have that on hold already, so I'm quite looking forward to it.


Stalker is great, a true masterpiece of sci-fi cinema.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Any Colour You Like Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:43
Although I think Stalker is Tarkovsky's best, Solaris is damned good too.
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Originally posted by clarke2001 clarke2001 wrote:

 


I see what you did there. LOL
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